Penrith Panthers Holden Cup team have etched their name into the history books with victory over New Zealand Warriors 42-30. In doing so, they emulate almost ten years to the day the Panthers last successful NRL campaign.
Two tries in the first seven minutes of the second half to Brendan Attwood and Mitch Clark got the Panthers out to a 34-6 lead after leading by sixteen at the main break.
The Warriors with fifteen minutes to play got within ten points. Kieran Moss’ sin binning saw the Warriors get within four points.
New Zealand almost won a scrum against the feed with five minutes to go but knocked the ball on at the base of the scrum. Immediately after the close call, James Roberts made a break down the touchline that led to Waqa Blake’s match winning try.
The Jack Gibson Medal was awarded to James Roberts for his two tries in victory.
QLDPanthers congratulates our cubs on a sensational season.
PENRITH PANTHERS (James Roberts 2, Kieran Moss, George Jennings, Brendan Attwood, Mitch Clark, Waqa Blake tries; Bryce Cartwright 7 goals) defeated NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS 30 (Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Albert Vete, Hikul’eo Matu, Metia Lisati, Viliami Lolohea tries; Mason Lino 5 goals)
Windsor Wolves went down in their quest for the VB NSW Cup against the Cronulla-Melbourne franchise.
Full match review to follow.